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Artificial intelligence to shape apps development - ITP.net

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The developmental trajectory of future apps will be heavily influenced by AI and machine learning, says a new report by F5 Networks, released ahead of the annual EMEA F5 Agility conference in Barcelona, Spain. The Future of Apps study, commissioned to The Foresight Factory, says developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning are likely to include more personalised, predictive services in areas such as cognitive health and finance. EMEA is already poised for the next wave of advances in AI, says the report. Nearly a third of surveyed respondents across Europe and South Africa say they use voice commands on their mobile devices. Already, some 10,000 third-party voice enabled apps are available for use with Amazon's Alexa at the end of Q1 2017.


Futureland Talent Garden Calabiana Milan, Italy

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Taking place in Milan on November 9-10, Futureland is a two-day international tech event enabling the business community to stay ahead of the market through practical applications of emerging technologies: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. An international audience of 400 selected entrepreneurs, corporate executives, startups, investors, media and decision makers will explore new business opportunities in a variety of industries such as healthcare, automotive, industrial automation, media, gaming, sports and entertainment. Keynote speakers, panels, networking activities and experience areas will allow participants to understand how to truly develop game-changing products, services and processes for both enterprises and consumer markets.


Retail: Connecting the Dots with Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence TechNative

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Consultants Deloitte in their predictions for 2018 expect more store closures but point to three strategies that retailers should adopt if they are to be successful. Research, however, reveals that so far, experience of these applications has not met expectations. More than half of 1,000 consumers surveyed across the UK said the AR solutions they had used had not given them a great experience. For the time being, this is not too damaging to business, since only 27 per cent of respondents expect to see the technology in a store within 12 months. This gives retailers a breathing space in which to get it right.


Drone pizza delivery, connected clothes and VR doctors: Britons predict 6 ways tech will change their lives by 2036

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Nasa has announced that it has found evidence of flowing water on Mars. Scientists have long speculated that Recurring Slope Lineae -- or dark patches -- on Mars were made up of briny water but the new findings prove that those patches are caused by liquid water, which it has established by finding hydrated salts. Several hundred camped outside the London store in Covent Garden. The 6s will have new features like a vastly improved camera and a pressure-sensitive "3D Touch" display


Is it dangerous to recreate flawed human morality in machines?

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As such, they don't value human life. At the Institute of Cognitive Science at Osnabrück University, Germany, virtual reality has become a training ground for machine morality. Leon René Sütfeld, a Ph.D. student in cognitive science, studies human responses to danger and obstacles in traffic scenarios, using this data to train and evaluate decision-making models for algorithms. The need for ethical machines may be one of the defining issues of our time. Algorithms are created to govern critical systems in our society, from banking to medicine, but with no concept of right and wrong, machines cannot understand the repercussions of their actions.